April 15, 2014
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Big Daddy: Now tell me, what are you disgusted with?


Brick: Mendacity. You know what that is. It’s lies and liars.

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April 15, 2014
They're dropping the Lima part of the story? Because it didn't work when Cory passed away? I SAY BULLSHIT.

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allcory:

“that part of the story as we imagined it, it just didn’t make any sense anymore, and it felt bad, to be quite honest.”

“The Lima stories were always supposed to be all through the prism of Cory’s character, Finn, and that didn’t work out.”

THAT PART OF THE STORY DIDN’T WORK OUT BECAUSE IT

ALREADY DIDN’T MAKE SENSE,

ALREADY FELT BAD,

EVEN BEFORE CORY PASSED AWAY, EVEN WHEN CORY WAS ALIVE. 

IT DIDN’T HOLD UP,

DIDN’T WORK,

HAD NO STORYLINE

WHEN THEY VIRTUALLY SIDELINED FINN FROM THAT STORYLINE IN SEASON 4, WHEN THEY DIDN’T EVEN GIVE HIM ANY SOLO SONGS, WHEN THEY PUT THE NEW KIDS FRONT AND CENTER. EVEN BEFORE CORY PASSED. 

Mr Murphy, you’re saying “Better late than never.” But I have to say…”No, it’s actually TOO LATE.”

Lying liar is lying, and blaming Cory’s death to boot. Blaming Cory for having to close Lima, blaming Lea for whatever they do with Rachel, making sure to mention that it’s Brad and Ian working out the new SLs… looks like he refuses to accept responsibility for destroying yet another show even after being in complete creative control.

Having Finn hanging around writing on the whiteboard as a framing device doesn’t make those stories his. Not at all. Yet again, there’s a significant gap between what they say and what they do.

And it wasn’t just the new kids put front and center.

In Season 4 and Season 5, THE character who has been far and away put front and center in every single way—story, screen time, and music—far beyond anyone else is Blaine.

Blee is not a fictional concept. It is, in point of fact, what Glee has become.

It is Blaine’s story more than anybody else’s. He was the focus and prism in Lima in Season 4, and he has been the focus and prism in Lima and in NYC in Season 5.

That, along with the increasing efforts in S3/4/early 5 to sacrifice story for the sake of churning out musical production numbers to sell songs (something that stopped working as soon as they made it be the center of the show rather than the stories), are the major factors influencing the show.

They TRIED to make him the ”focus and prism” of Glee Season 4. However, it didn’t work because the character lacked his own story. He was never the cornerstone of the narrative. And the jury is still out on whether the actor is equipped with all the capabilities of being the “focus and prism” of the whole show. Surprisingly the creators don’t seem to understand that this show is supposed to be a drama/comedy not a singing competition (although it has been become a series of music montages stringed together on very thin storylines). A pretty singing voice does not a “focus and prism” make. 

April 15, 2014
"I think that people really want to follow these people. They want to end the journey with the people they started the journey with."

Ryan Murphy

Really, Ryan?  Are you just now figuring this out?  

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Why yes, we do want to end the journey with the people we started it with. If you rewatch the pilot, you may even notice a fundamental character, complete with hero-journey introduction, named Finn Hudson.

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Watching the Pilot will also reveal that there were no such characters as Blaine or Sam when people started this journey. Even the character of Santana didn’t have a name at that point.

Will had 52% of the story focus in the Pilot. 

Finn had 39%. 

Rachel had 28%.

Kurt and Arty had 19%, Tina and Mercedes had 18%.

That was how the journey started. That was the story the world fell in love with.

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April 15, 2014

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April 15, 2014

No, it didn’t work at all. 

Glee didn’t succeed because it was a singing show like American Idol. Glee succeeded because it had an attractive narrative acted out by strong actors. Strong main actors like Lea, Cory, Matt, and Jane. They were the ones that laid the foundation for the show’s success. Some will say why leave out Chris? OK, yes, Chris is a strong actor but Kurt wasn’t the linchpin of Glee when it first started out. He was basically a supporting character, an important one, but still supporting. Kurt was essentially written for Chris. And when they took Chris’s character, aka Ryan Murphy’s avatar, into the front and center of the show, the show was somehow transformed into a platform for social change. Not that there’s anything wrong with it, no, not all. But IMO, Glee started taking itself too seriously. It became two shows in one format. The irreverent, sparkling Glee started fading and the serious social platform Glee started to rear it’s head. Glee was originally a show that poked fun at itself, even at all its characters. It made fun of Finn, it made fun of Rachel, it made fun of Will. That was the heart of Glee’s humor. When they lost that irreverent attitude, the whole tone of the show changed. And they never recovered. They never recovered their sparkling wicked wit of Season One. IMO, Glee was no longer THAT show by mid-Season Two. 

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April 15, 2014

camussie asked: It just insults my intelligence that RM now tries to say they funded two narratives, including giving 5 people contracts, because he had this grand vision about Finn belonging at McKinley and everyone from the network on down bought into it. Please. They kept the choir room in hopes of spawning a second generation Glee juggernaut, concert tours and all, with the newbies. No other reason. It failed (and would have even with Finn alive) so Fox mandated one narrative to reign in costs.

showthemwhat:

Yep.

And they did it because they wanted to keep churning out music sales and the money that comes in with music, tours, and merchandising, ad infinitum. Melissa, Jacob, and Becca all stated in their interviews when they joined the show that the focus of their audition processes was on showing that they could sing and dance—that’s what the show/studio/network was looking for: people they could plug into a formula they thought could sustain itself while it kept churning out more song sales. 

That meant they shoved stories, and acting-centered narrative, to the side and focused on big production numbers linked by loosely told stories and sprinkled with PSAs, thinking that they could keep that going on and on.

It was writing Glee as American Idol or X-Factor, with the idea that new crops of students/contestants would constantly be brought in and we’d be given loose stories about them to try to make us care about what they did and root for them in between the song and dance numbers. The show made this fairly explicit in Season 4, literally bringing the vets back to Lima in 4x08 to be paired up with the new students as “mentors.” Blaine and Marley were the two contestants set up as the ones meant to win who we were supposed to be rooting for the hardest.

Finn wasn’t even given as prominent of a role as one of the AI or X-Factor judges; he was more like Ryan Seacrest or Mario Lopez, the occasionally-seen host of the show.

And the format Did. Not. Work. At all.

The only thing sparking any real interest in the show in Season 4 was the New York side, which still had a focus on narrative as it told Rachel’s story, with a side-story for her sidekick Kurt and a smattering of Santana for comic relief.

April 15, 2014

Anonymous asked: Every time Ryan Murphy opens his mouth to says something about Cory I feel a strong urge to punch him. It really sickens and angers me that he is pretending to have cared about him now that he's dead when it was always really clear that Cory never belonged to his favourites when he was still alive and I believe that Cory was really aware of that. Ryan Murphy is literally the biggest hypocrite there is.

Seriously. 

I still feel rage whenever he opens his mouth. 

April 15, 2014
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showthemwhat:

"the Lima stories were all supposed to be through the prism of Cory’s character" — Ryan Murphy

Literal bullshit.

Finn barely had any one on one, or small group, scenes at all with the characters in the Lima stories, and we saw zero indication that he was at all aware of anything going on in…

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April 15, 2014
They’re dropping the Lima part of the story? Because it didn’t work when Cory passed away? I SAY BULLSHIT.

“that part of the story as we imagined it, it just didn’t make any sense anymore, and it felt bad, to be quite honest.”

“The Lima stories were always supposed to be all through the prism of Cory’s character, Finn, and that didn’t work out.”

THAT PART OF THE STORY DIDN’T WORK OUT BECAUSE IT

ALREADY DIDN’T MAKE SENSE,

ALREADY FELT BAD,

EVEN BEFORE CORY PASSED AWAY, EVEN WHEN CORY WAS ALIVE. 

IT DIDN’T HOLD UP,

DIDN’T WORK,

HAD NO STORYLINE

WHEN THEY VIRTUALLY SIDELINED FINN FROM THAT STORYLINE IN SEASON 4, WHEN THEY DIDN’T EVEN GIVE HIM ANY SOLO SONGS, WHEN THEY PUT THE NEW KIDS FRONT AND CENTER. EVEN BEFORE CORY PASSED. 

Mr Murphy, you’re saying “Better late than never.” But I have to say…”No, it’s actually TOO LATE.”

April 15, 2014

showthemwhat:

Ryan Murphy is a salesman/liar who lives in a world of spin. He’s basically Don Draper.

He’ll say whatever he thinks he needs to say to paint a picture he thinks you’ll accept in order to sell you what he wants you to buy.

That doesn’t mean a word of what he’s saying is true.

For instance—claiming in his latest article they decided to take a new romance for Rachel totally off the table for Season 5 when the other writers themselves have said, plainly and clearly, that the show was setting up a story for her with Sam in 5x06, and when Lea said that decisions about Rachel’s life were made by Ryan.

Also, saying that they are dropping the Lima story out of respect to Cory who was “its cornerstone,” when

A) Ryan moved Finn to the sideline of that story in a huge way in Season 4—Finn was IN NO WAY THE ‘PRISM’ FOR THOSE STORIES—FINN WAS ALMOST TOTALLY ABSENT FROM THEM, and he left Finn virtually NOTHING of value to do in the last year Cory was on Glee. 

and 

B) They dropped it because it didn’t work when they tried to make it work this past fall, and it didn’t work due to many factors. No Cory/Finn was one of them, but it was far from the only one, since complaints about that side of the story not working started way back in Season 4, and since it was (and remains) impossible to connect to this show in any meaningful way since they went all happy/shiny/fun-fun-fun/twerk and roar and play with puppets as they assiduously erase all memory of Finn’s existence from the show.

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